Buena Vista Cafe (Ghirardelli Square - San Francisco)
The Buena Vista is pretty well known for its Irish Coffee. There is a lot of literature on the Internet, so I am not going to belabor their history or popularity. Because it was the first time I was in San Francisco since being 21, and everyone highly recommended it, I had to stop in. Jonathan and I were lucky to find premium seats in front of the production line at the bar, and boy, is it a skill.
I was taken aback when the bartender encouraged us to drink it “piping” hot, but it was the best decision because the fresh, cold cream mixed with the hot coffee and whiskey produced this wonderful well temperate mixture in our mouths.
Apparently, the Buena Vista serves up to 2,000 Irish Coffees a day!